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Gowling partner named leader of firm’s Canadian energy group

Wednesday, October 09, 2019 @ 2:19 PM | By John Chunn


Gowling WLG announced that partner Thomas J. Timmins has been appointed leader of the firm’s energy group in Canada.

According to Gowling WLG’s press release, the Toronto-based Timmins is considered one of Canada’s top energy and projects lawyers and has led on a number of the firm’s most significant power sector mandates. These include major Canadian and international generation, distribution and transmission sector transactions, as well as key advisory roles for utilities, government agencies and system operators. 

Timmins has served as head of the firm’s global renewable energy group since 2010.

“Throughout the firm and across the energy industry, Tom is known for his consummate leadership skills and keen ability to guide clients through the most complex energy transactions,” said James Buchan, firm managing partner – clients and markets for Gowling WLG Canada. “He will serve us well as leader of our Canadian energy team as we continue to expand our practice and help our clients pursue strategic opportunities in the rapidly changing global energy sector.”

As a senior energy practitioner, Timmins advises project developers, investors and government agencies on energy project development, distributed energy resource integration, emergent capacity, storage and demand-response technology projects. He is also regularly engaged as counsel on complex project planning and procurement initiatives.

A recent past chair of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA), Timmins is also an adjunct professor at the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Law, a member of Gowling WLG’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and a frequent conference speaker and course instructor on energy, infrastructure and PPP matters.

In his role as Canadian energy head, Timmins will co-lead Gowling WLG’s global energy group alongside U.K. partner Jonathan Brufal.